16 Simple Exercises To Reduce Belly Fat

3. Side Crunch:

Side Crunch

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How To Do

This is same as the twist crunch exercise. The only difference is that you need to tilt your legs to the same side simultaneously with your shoulders. The side crunch focuses on the muscles on your sides.

Precautions

Make sure you keep your movements steady and slow. The midsection, being a complex area, could hurt if you perform the twists in a hurried fashion.

4. Reverse Crunches:

Now it’s time to do reverse crunches. This is another good exercise to reduce belly fat.

Reverse crunches

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How To Do

This is similar to the twist crunch exercise. The only thing that you need to do is tilt your legs behind simultaneously with your shoulders. The side crunch focuses on the muscles on your sides.

Precautions

Keep your back straight while performing the exercise, as arching it can result in pain, and in some cases, even injury.

5. Vertical Leg Crunch:

vertical leg crunch

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How To Do 

  1. Lie flat on the floor, or on the mat, with your legs extended upwards (towards the ceiling) and one knee crossed over the other.
  2. Now that you have positioned your body perfectly, do the same as you would have done in the case of crunches. That is, breathe in and lift your upper body from the floor towards the pelvis.
  3. Breathe out slowly. As you bring yourself down, breathe in again, and exhale as you go up.
  4. Do 12 to 15 reps and up to three sets.

Precautions 

Start by doing only a few repetitions of this exercise, as it can make you feel sore if you overdo it initially.

6. Bicycle Exercise:

No, you don’t need a bicycle for this. Thinking how you can do this? We’ll tell you.

bicycle crunch exercise

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How To Do

  1. Lie on the floor and keep your hands either by your sides or behind your head as you do in crunches.
  2. Lift both your legs off the ground and bend them at the knees.
  3. Bring your right knee close to your chest, keeping your left leg away.
  4. Now take your right leg away and bring your left leg close to your chest.
  5. Keep doing this as if you are paddling a bicycle.

 

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